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Physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Epidemiology, June 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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32 tweeters
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Title
Physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis
Published in
European Journal of Epidemiology, June 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10654-015-0056-z
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Authors

Dagfinn Aune, Teresa Norat, Michael Leitzmann, Serena Tonstad, Lars Johan Vatten

Abstract

We investigated the association between specific types of physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes in a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies. PubMed, Embase and Ovid databases were searched for prospective studies and randomized trials up to 2nd of March 2015. Summary relative risks (RRs) were calculated using a random effects model. Eighty-one studies were included. The summary RRs for high versus low activity were 0.65 (95 % CI 0.59-0.71, I(2) = 18 %, n = 14) for total physical activity, 0.74 (95 % CI 0.70-0.79, I(2) = 84 %, n = 55) for leisure-time activity, 0.61 (95 % CI 0.51-0.74, I(2) = 73 %, n = 8) for vigorous activity, 0.68 (95 % CI 0.52-0.90, I(2) = 93 %, n = 5) for moderate activity, 0.66 (95 % CI 0.47-0.94, I(2) = 47 %, n = 4) for low intensity activity, and 0.85 (95 % CI 0.79-0.91, I(2) = 0 %, n = 7) for walking. Inverse associations were also observed for increasing activity over time, resistance exercise, occupational activity and for cardiorespiratory fitness. Nonlinear relations were observed for leisure-time activity, vigorous activity, walking and resistance exercise (p nonlinearity < 0.0001 for all), with steeper reductions in type 2 diabetes risk at low activity levels than high activity levels. This meta-analysis provides strong evidence for an inverse association between physical activity and risk of type 2 diabetes, which may partly be mediated by reduced adiposity. All subtypes of physical activity appear to be beneficial. Reductions in risk are observed up to 5-7 h of leisure-time, vigorous or low intensity physical activity per week, but further reductions cannot be excluded beyond this range.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Croatia 1 <1%
Unknown 402 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 91 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 18%
Student > Bachelor 64 16%
Researcher 42 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 6%
Other 77 19%
Unknown 37 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 119 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 13%
Sports and Recreations 52 13%
Social Sciences 26 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 6%
Other 63 15%
Unknown 69 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 74. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 November 2019.
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#240,067
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Epidemiology
#2
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